Midday Interviews

Midday Interview August 28, 2013
2:38 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Midday Interview: "The Returned" Author Jason Mott

Author Jason Mott (left) with WHQR Graduate Fellow Jason Hess
WHQR

Jason Hess interviews Jason Mott, UNCW graduate and author of The Returned. The novel is the inspiration for an ABC television series entitled Resurrection. Mott will be reading from The Returned tonight (August 28, 2013) at 7 at Pomegranate Books.

Read more
Midday Interview, August 21, 2013
4:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Midday Interview: Artists Batanides and Weber on "Dreaming in Color"

Work by Mark Weber
Courtesy the Artist

WHQR's Pat Marriott interviews Mark Weber and Cammeron Batanides, two of the artists with work currently featured in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. The display of visual art, "Dreaming in Color," will make it's official debut this Friday for the Fourth Friday art walk.

"Dreaming in Color"
Friday, August 23rd, 6-9PM
MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR  254 N Front Street, 3rd Floor

Read more
Midday Interview August 14, 2013
2:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "The Shakespeare Club" Film Series

Public Domain

Tony Rivenbark is the Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. His latest brainstorm is a films series called The Shakespeare Club, “Screening the films that you have never seen and the films you want to see again!” The series starts on September 5, and continues on the first Thursday of each month.  

For a list of films, visit ThalianHall.org

Read more
Midday Interview -August 8th, 2013
1:06 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Local Author Christy English

Courtesy of the author

Christy English, a successful local author who is working on her fifth novel, will be at Old Books on Front Street at 4pm on Sunday.  She’ll talk about her latest book, Love on a Midsummer Night, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Actors Gray Hawks and Christy Grantham will present a scene from Shakepeare’s play and English will read from her novel.  

Read more
Midday Interview August 2, 2013
7:15 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Midday Interview: David Morrison of Star News

David Morrison writes a regular column on disabilities for Star News. He is also a blogger and freelance writer.  He joined us today in his role as Vice Chair of Access Wilmington to tell us about The Miracle League, hosting the Grand Opening of Brax Stadium and PPD Miracle Field from 9-4 Saturday at 5510 Olsen Park Lane (just past Laney High School).    For more information, visit MiracleLeagueILM.org or email Bo Dean – bodean@accessilm.org 

Read more
Midday Interview -August 1, 2013
5:06 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Midday Interview: Stephen Raeburn of Big Dawg Productions

Pat Marriott talks with director Stephen Raeburn about Big Dawg Production’s staging of Night Mother by Marsha Norman.  The show opens on Thursday, August 8 and runs through August 25: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.   Tickets are available from the website  bigdawgproductions.org 

Read more
Midday Interview July 31, 2013
3:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Midday Interview: Thalian Association Children’s Theatre Presents "It Takes Two"

From Upper Left: Thomas Winner, Ann Brownlow, Mike Thompson, and Rasa Love

It Takes Two will be a benefit concert held this Saturday night, 8pm at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange. Young performers from Thalian Association Children’s Theatre (T.A.C.T.) are paired with adults from Thalian Association Community Theatre in duets and ensembles, singing famous songs from Broadway musicals. 

There’s a dessert reception and silent auction on Saturday at 7pm; the show follows at 8pm. Tickets are available for $18 (plus a $.75 preservation fee).

Read more
Midday Interview -July 31, 2013
10:38 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Midday Interview: Opera House Theatre Company Presents "Oklahoma!"

Opera House Theatre Company opens Oklahoma! on the mainstage of Thalian Hall tonight.  Director Ray Kennedy and star Nygel Robinson tell us all about the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.  Performances run through August 18; all shows are at 8pm except for Sunday matinees at 3pm.  

 Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285.   Note: Jemila plays the role of Aunt Eller in half the performances, including these dates: July 31 and August 1, 3, 9, 11 and 17. 

Read more
Midday Interview - July 18, 2013
1:26 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Midday Interview: Brunswick Little Theatre, "Beauty and the Beast"

Rachel Lewis-Hilburn talks with director Debbie Skillman and choreographer Bev Veenker about Brunswick Little Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. The show runs July 26-August 4 at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to brunswicklittletheatre.com

Read more
Midday Interview -July 19, 2013
1:02 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Midday Interview: Cleve Callison on Sacred Harp Singing

"Africa" is a popular Sacred Harp tune

  On Friday I visited with Cleve Callison, WHQR’s Station Manager, about his passion for Sacred Harp music.  Sacred Harp is a type of shape-note singing that became popular in the mid-1800’s as a way for people who don’t read music to learn hymns and sing together.  A local group of Sacred Harp singers is forming; their next meeting will be at Cameron Art Museum on Sunday, July 28th from 2 to 4pm.

 

Read more

Pages